Low and Behold will be at the World Water Week in Stockholm over the August Bank Holiday weekend. We’re interested in understanding the different circular economy initiatives that are going on in this sector and the different ways we value water. If you are there, we’d love to see you, so do get in touch.
I’ve been working on, and thinking about, the circular economy for the last 2 years. Working with WRc in 2016 and early 2017 gave me insights about how the water and energy sectors work and how they have the potential to move to more circular models. Since then, we’ve been working at Low and Behold.
The Circular Economy is a term that is much used right now but not necessarily well understood. We currently live in a linear world. We take resources from the planet, make products and packaging, and then dispose of those resources. A circular economy envisages a world where all resources are kept circulating at their highest.
The technology start-up scene is thriving. I think this is partly because the advances in IT capability and capacity have meant that we can do so much more now than ever before, but mainly because the support scene for tech start-ups is so vibrant. As someone with a foot in both camps (as a founder.
I wrote an article back in early December for the CIWM Journal, my professional association’s magazine. I wrote about what I think will be the future of waste management, looking forward to 2030 and what the sector will look like. Interestingly I don’t think I came up with a title for the piece, so when.
It’s interesting when you start to think about waste in terms of the actual products and packaging themselves. A huge amount of time and effort is spent in R&D at the front- end of a product or piece of packaging. From researching the product itself, through to marketing, through to the investment in the physical.
The sun shone at the start of WRc’s Innovation Day, and even though it snowed later, over 350 people turned out for the annual day of thought-provacation and networking. I was lucky enough to be running the second WRc Circular Economy workshop. This time we focused on building a place; an urban centre, a seaside.
Had a great day yesterday running the Shaping the Future event at WRc. We focused on a strategic, place-based approach to the circular economy and explored how utilities and infrastructure could be delivered in a future city. The general consensus was that there is much more innovation taking place, and many more case studies available,.
I’m currently working with WRc on the circular economy. We were lucky enough to write a section for a new ASPRG (All Party Sustainable Resource Group) essay collection on resource efficiency in supply chains. The resulting thought-piece can be found online here. The essay collection was launched at an event today in Portcullis House, with a.